Hong Kong the Frugal Way

In case you didn’t know, it’s completely possible to only spend $100/day for a full 24 hours of entertainment, meals and cheap gifts. Hong Kong is one of the entertainment capitals of Asia, not to mention a place I used to call home. I recall the days of going to school at Kennedy Road Junior School with my brother in our cute little uniforms, armed with $5 a day for lunch money or snacks. Sometimes I’d be cheeky and score an extra $5 by telling my dad I used up all my money already.

Food in Hong Kong is affordable! Back in the day, my brother and I would hike back up to our apartment in Happy Valley after school, but often taking the long way home to pay a visit to the local butcher/restaurant for a lunch box of steamed white chicken with garlic & chicken sauce over a bed of rice, covered with a nice warm flavored soy sauce. You can smell the sweet aroma of meat walking up the hill. This usually causes my taste buds to water, just like it’s doing now.

If you’ve never visited Hong Kong, I highly recommend it. They speak English in most places, which is a plus. The video below will show you how to spend wisely and enjoy the sights around town. I didn’t put it together – the South China Morning Post did. Enjoy!

Sonya Lee

Since a child, Sonya has been traveling from the corners of Canada to the far east Asia. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she led a normal family life with her brother, mother and dad. A well received job opportunity in Hong Kong for her father put the compass in action from a young age. Sonya loves good food, and I mean GOOD simple food. She loves an occasional drink, be merry and enjoy the good times. Having recently healed herself from a large ruptured cyst, her favorite foods include fresh carrot juice, grilled vegetables, sauteed portabello mushrooms and truffle french fries. Her philosophy? Healthy food makes a healthy body. Read more on the Editor page. When she's not fretting over WAFT, she runs a small design agency called mowie media and shares the good times with her dog, Monster and 3 cats Sabi, Kaeli & Misty.

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